4 Practical Ideas For Building A Custom Home

Posted on: 23 August 2022

If you've decided that you are going to build your own custom home with a building company, you have the unique opportunity to create a home exactly how you want it. That's why you should consider the following practical ideas as you start the design process. 

Nearby Laundry Room

Many people think of putting the laundry room in the basement because that is where the laundry room typically is found. However, it may make more sense to put the laundry room near where all the laundry is collected. Having a second-floor laundry room will make doing laundry a breeze since you no longer have to take laundry baskets up and down the stairs. Even having a laundry room hidden away in a hallway closet can make this chore much easier. 

Kitchen Storage 

There are many ways to add storage to your kitchen and make the most out of the space that you have. A creative way to maximize your space is to create a butler's pantry. This is a room that is adjacent to the kitchen with cabinets for food storage that would normally go in the kitchen. 

Why use a butler's pantry instead of just making your kitchen bigger? A butler's pantry allows you to add storage in a way that may not be aesthetically pleasing in a kitchen that is seen by everyone. You can use floor-to-ceiling cabinets to maximize the space, which you may not want to do if the cabinets are out in the open. 

Radiant Heat

You need to put some thought into your HVAC system since custom home design allows you to do things you normally wouldn't be able to do. Consider adding radiant heat to your home, which heats each room with hot water pipes hidden under the floor. The heat travels upwards through the floor, which keeps your feet warm and your head cool. 

Outdoor Spaces

The space outside of your home can be just as important as the space inside your home. That's why you want to think about what you can do to best utilize the space in a way that you will get the most use out of it. Consider building a covered porch that allows you to make the area more like a living room than a patio. You can even put in space heaters to make it usable all year round if you have winter weather. Screening in the porch will also keep the insects away and make the space more relaxing. 

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